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Match Racing Clinic April 24 – California Yacht Club ran a fantastic match racing clinic, sponsored by California Yacht Club. Lead by Doug McClean who crews with Dave Perry, Five Time US Matching Racing Champion and organized by Tim Clarke, the seminar was held in CYC’s Martin 242’s and FJ’s. After an excellent breakdown of match racing basics explained indoor we were ready for on the water action. We learned the elements of how to enter the starting area, control the dial up (chasing each other for control), go for a ride in the playground (drive your competitor away from the start) and how to take our penalties. Judges were on the water giving instant ruling which was new for many of us. This was a very comprehensive seminar non-stop from 10am to 5pm with some very aggressive sailing. Bow to Bow, and blowing off steam were representatives from Dean, Off The Wagon, Blarney and Wombat. The first Friday Night Match Race, May 13th, has seven skippers registered for the Martin Fleet. If you are not a CYC member you can still compete, but you must bring your own boat. Everything happens right at the CYC guest dock for excellent viewing!